Kittanning Care Center is one of just a few facilities in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. This is a quality facility with a B overall. This was right in line with the city grade in Kittanning. This facility definitely has plenty going for it. The best part of this nursing home's strong profile is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section
Kittanning Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is that it received an impressive inspection rating. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category grade. In that category, we awarded it an A+. Inspection scores are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
This nursing home performed well in the category of nursing. In fact, we awarded it an B- for that category, which is one of our best grades. Our nursing grade is mostly based on a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, nursing scores also consider quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next best area we gave this nursing home in any category came in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. In forming these long-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's personal care services. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our next category, this nursing home was awarded a C in short-term care, which we consider to be a respectable rating. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kittanning Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kittanning Care Center, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kittanning Care Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who have sustained a fall leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kittanning Care Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. However, this metric can be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kittanning Care Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kittanning Care Center, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kittanning Care Center, 3.23% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kittanning Care Center, 88.5% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kittanning Care Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kittanning Care Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Kittanning Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kittanning Care Center, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kittanning Care Center, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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